Comic Strip ‘Dilbert’ Canceled by Nearly 80 Newspapers as Series Adopts More Anti-Woke Jokes

Scott Adams, the author of the hit comic strip series “Dilbert,” recently confirmed that the comic has been removed from 77 different newspapers across the country. Although the exact reason for cancellation remains unconfirmed, the series has notably adopted a more politically incorrect tone with its jokes in recent years.

As reported by the Post Millennial, Adams said that the strip is no longer being circulated by Lee Enterprises, a newspaper company that owns nearly 100 papers. Adams has been the author and illustrator of “Dilbert” since 1989.

“It was part of a larger overhaul, I believe, of comics,” Adams said in an interview. “But why they decided what was in and what was out, that’s not known to anybody except them, I guess.” Adams also noted that other comic strips besides his own had been canceled by the same company, and that the decisions to cancel these other comics were each made individually.

Recently, “Dilbert” saw the introduction of a new character named Dave, a black man who identifies as White but was hired to fulfill the fictional company’s “environmental, social, and corporate governance” (ESG) quotas.

“All of the wokeness and anything that permeated from ESG… so that stuff made its way into the business world, and then it became proper content for Dilbert,” Adams explained. “The problem is that people see that even though it’s a workplace-related joke, but it’s more about how they implement it.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 28: Scott Adams, famed creator of the comic strip DILBERT stands within "Dilbert's Ultimate Cubicle" which offers practical and humorous concepts for the future workplace office, Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in San Francisco, California. The cubicle- which includes a hammock, aquarium, rotating floor modules, shoe polisher and a self-timing guest seat - was designed by IDEO, a world leader of innovation and design and was created in response to the thousands of e-mails Adams has received from disgruntled workers across the country. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)